Refusing to go the predictable retro route with its 1312cc cruiser, the 2016 Honda Stateline has extremely clean lines with little adornment.Yes, you get chrome in appropriate places, but simplicity is the name of the Stateline’s game. Fat tires give the Stateline sure handling, even with a serious 33 degrees of rake and a wheelbase approaching six feet.
The suspension has four inches of travel at both ends, so normal road imperfections can be absorbed. The 4.4-gallon fuel tank gives the Stateline a predicted range of over 200 miles between fill-ups. ABS is a $1000 option.Read our Honda Stateline Review.Visit our Motorcycle Buyer’s Guide.
2016 Honda Stateline Specs:
Engine: 1312cc liquid-cooled 52° V-twin
Bore x stroke: 89.5mm x 104.3mm
Compression ratio: 9.2:1
Valve train: SOHC; three valves per cylinder
Induction: PGM-FI with automatic enrichment, one 38mm throttle body
Ignition: Digital with 3-D mapping, two spark plugs per cylinder
Final Drive: Shaft
Front suspension: 41mm fork; 4.0 inches travel
Rear suspension: Single shock; 3.9 inches travel
Front brake: Single 336mm disc with twin-piston caliper
Aprilia Tuono 660 Factory + Steve ’Stavros’ Parrish
byMotos and Friends by Ultimate Motorcycle
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Ultimate Motorcycling’s weekly podcast—Motos and Friends. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
Our first segment features the new Aprilia Tuono 660 Factory. Senior Editor Nic de Sena brings us his report on the flagship version of Aprilia’s upright middleweight machine. He gives us insight into whether it’s worth spending the extra money on the Factory version, and also of course, whether this sporting Aprilia is really the motorcycle for you.
The next guest segment of Motos and Friends is brought to you by the faster and most technologically advanced, 2023 Suzuki Hayabusa—one of the most iconic sportbikes ever. Check it out in person at your local Suzuki dealer now, or visit suzukicycles.com to learn more.
In this segment, Associate Editor Teejay Adams chats with (arguably) one of the most interesting Suzuki race riders of all time. the iconic RG500 alongside teammate double World Champion Barry Sheene. The two were almost as famous for their exploits off-track, as for their success on it. Those were the days! Steve also raced the Isle of Man TT for about ten years where he won 13 Silver Replicas, and got a podium finish. His insight into that particular brand of mayhem are fascinating.
But there’s waaay more to Steve Parrish than his motorcycle racing. He is also the most successful Semi-Truck racer ever, and, little known piece of useless trivia—he’s my birthday twin: 24th February. He is a natural entertainer and you can’t miss his recounting of the world’s most entertaining—and arguably terrifying—double-decker bus ride ever. If any of you were actually on that hell-ride then we’d love to hear from you!